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Non-Competition Agreement in Franchisor-Franchisee Disputes — Raleigh Franchise Business Litigation Attorney

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According to North Carolina law, noncompetition agreements contained in an employment contract are “more closely scrutinized than” those contained in a contract for the sale of a business.  However, there is some ...

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Individual Business Owner Liability — Raleigh Business Litigation Lawyer

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Business owners in North Carolina generally have some awareness of the importance in observing corporate formalities in order to avoid being subjected to individual liability for any debts or liabilities of the company.  A ...

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Independent Contractor or Employee Status in Overtime/Minimum Wage Cases — Cary FLSA-Wage and Hour Attorney

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Employers often review IRS tax regulations to determine whether or not their workers should be classified as employees or independent contractors.  Case law under the Fair Labor Standards Act tends to reflect that a worker ...

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Termination Following Complaints to Supervisors Regarding Overtime/Minimum Wage — North Carolina Overtime Attorney

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Recently, Federal Courts have determined that terminations following internal complaints regarding overtime or minimum wage, as long as the internal complaints were sufficiently clear and detailed, are protected under federal ...

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Raleigh Employment Litigation Lawyers – Retaliatory Termination in Violation of Public Policy

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North Carolina is an employment “at-will” state. Employment at will provides that employment can be terminated by either party at any time, for any reason, absent a contractual agreement.  If you are an employee or ...

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North Carolina Overtime Attorney – Wage and Hour Act – Fair Labor Standards Act

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Often, employers do not pay their employees all wages they are entitled to receive, such as overtime pay as governed by the North Carolina Wage and Hour Act and the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. Employees working more ...

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Which Business Entity is Right for Your Raleigh Company?

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Choosing the right North Carolina business entity is an important step in starting or growing a company. Choosing one type of business entity over another can affect liability exposure, taxation rates, management choices, and ...

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Unauthorized Practice of Law by a Corporation, LLC, or S-Corp

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When a corporation, LLC, or S-Corp is involved in a lawsuit, can an agent appear in court on the corporation’s behalf? The answer in North Carolina is no. North Carolina General Statute § 84-5 provides that a corporation ...

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North Carolina Third Party Employment Injury Lawyers | Workers Compensation Liens under NCGS 97-10.2

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When an employee is injured at work, he or she typically has a right to file a workers compensation claim with the North Carolina Industrial Commission.  If, however, the injury was caused by the negligence of a third party, ...

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Raleigh Trade Secret Business Litigation Firm – Non-Compete, Non-Solicitation and Trade Secret Disputes

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Business clients often come to the firm seeking to enforce non-compete provisions or non-solicitation provisions located in employment contracts or employee handbooks.  However, many of our small business clients are unaware ...

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